The vacationers, thus, levelled the collection 1-1, performing admirably regardless of lacking a number of key gamers, together with skipper Andrew Balbirnie due to COVID-19.
Led by stand-in skipper Paul Stirling, Ireland had been significantly environment friendly with ball, as McBrine, Craig Young (3/42) and Josh Little (2/40) making vital contributions. McBrine additionally compiling 35 with the bat to assist Ireland to victory in the match which had to be rescheduled due to a number of COVID-19 instances being reported in the touring aspect.
Stirling gained the toss and elected to bowl, maybe with afternoon rain and DLS calculations in thoughts. It was the opening batter’s first ODI in cost, and his bowlers backed his early determination, largely by way of the inroads made by Young. He claimed 3/12 in his first 4 overs, and proved an excessive amount of for Shai Hope (17), Justin Greaves (10), and Nicholas Pooran (1).
Roston Chase and Shamarh Brooks steadied, just for McBrine to finish the partnership on 48, taking a return catch off Chase for 13. McBrine then claimed the important thing wicket of Kieron Pollard for one, as Little claimed Jason Holder’s wicket quickly after.
Stirling was aggressive in his captaincy, and the spin of George Dockrell trapped Brooks lbw for 43.
Despite the early dominance, not all went the vacationers’ method, as a late-innings scramble from the West Indies took them to 229. A ninth-wicket partnership of 58 off simply 27 balls from Romario Shepherd (50 from 41 balls) and Odean Smith (49 off 19 balls) swung the momentum barely, although the higher hand remained Ireland’s, even after conceding nearly 30 extras.
McBrine’s 4/29 was his second-finest bowling figures in ODI cricket, shifting him into fifth place on Ireland’s all-time ODI wicket-taking checklist.
Stirling was his common aggressive self with the bat, making a fast-hearth 21 subsequent to lengthy-time opening companion Will Porterfield, who made 26. Stirling fell to the left-arm orthodox of Akeal Hosein, however not earlier than turning into the primary Irish participant to attain 5,000 ODI runs.
Porterfield fell on the finish of the tenth over, although McBrine and Tector constructed effectively to transfer the sport out of the hosts’ attain. McBrine fell to a high-edge from a effectively-directed Shepherd brief ball for 35, although Curtis Campher joined Tector in one other robust stand.
Tector introduced up his sixth ODI half-century in the final 9 matches, although extra importantly moved the aspect effectively in entrance on DLS when the match was delayed by rain.
When play resumed, Ireland, 26 runs forward on DLS, knocked off the remaining 11 runs comfortably.
“It means a lot — we’re delighted with how the lads responded, coming from a tough loss the other day where we thought we were really in the game a lot of the time, and to come and put on a performance like this after the off-field activities that have gone on. We’re delighted to get the win today, we really are,” Stirling advised icc-cricket.com.
The groups will play the ultimate World Cup Super League match on January 16 on the identical venue.
Brief scores: West Indies 229 in 48 overs (Shamarh Brooks 43, Romario Shepherd 50, Odean Smith 46; Josh Little 2/40, Craig Young 3/42, Andy McBrine 4/36) misplaced to Ireland 168/5 in 32.3 overs (Harry Tector 54 not out, Andy McBrine 35; Akeal Hosein 2/51) by 5 wickets D/L Method.